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Hero Arts’ Silly Scape Digi Duel

Hi, friends, Chark here today to share the latest digi duel with Arlene and myself. We got to play with the Silly Scape digital stamp that is all kinds of fun. Without further ado, en garde!

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Here’s Arlene’s card. She printed the image small and used the cloud background. She also die cut the word Friend from the die paper included in this digi set. What a sweet card you could send to a faraway friend!

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  • Hero Arts Digital Kit Silly Scape at A2Z Scrapbooking
  • Sizzix “friend”
  • Copic markers
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles
  • Vagabond die cut machine

For my card, I used the image larger and colored it with Tombow markers, which are vibrant. I added little hand-drawn clouds and left off the sentiment. I figured I could add a thank you or hello if I need to later. You can see Arlene colored her tiny windows yellow, while I just used the same marker as the building.

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What would you do with this fun digi set? If you win our July monthly challenge, you could win this set for your very own collection and maybe even $20 to the store. Check out all the details in the challenge link in the blog header. Thanks for stopping by the blog!

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Dragonfly Die In Metallic

Hi, friends, Chark here with a card featuring the Dragonfly die from Hero Arts. I looovvee this die and it comes with the detailed die and an outline die. I cut the outline in metallic blue paper and the detailed die from white cardstock, which I used Diamond Stickles on.

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I used the Wonderful Stamp and Cut and the Spiral Stencil for the background. I used watercolor paper and taped the stencil in place. I sprinkled on Color Burst powder pigments and spritzed with water while the stencil was in place. I let it dry and then removed the stencil. It didn’t stay white but it was lighter and I think the vibrant color is fab!

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Here it is in close-up so you can see the shine. I added silver metallic bling and outlined the stamped sentiment in white Uniball pen.

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Please join us in this month’s “Monochrome” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to our Hero Arts store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

 

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The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code DLT to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

 

 

 

 

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Chase Rainbows with Sugartree Stamps

I adored unicorns when I was a little girl, and I still have a soft spot for them, even though I don’t collect them anymore. So, when I saw this stinkin’ cute digi stamp from Sugartree Stamps, I knew I had to color him up.

Digital Stamp Unicorn

You can use just the unicorn or add the background in, and I decided to just print out the unicorn. The sentiments are included as well.

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I used Prismacolor pencils (my fave coloring medium) and a white Uniball pen for highlights in the mane and tail and eye. I also used a silver Molotow pen to add hearts around the unicorn and to color the hooves. I like to use the black Prismacolor pencil to shade around the edges and make the image pop a bit.

If you’ve gotta have this unicorn, you’re in luck! He’s at the a2z Scrapbooking store and is only 99 cents!

Happy Monday!

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Please join us in this month’s “Shape Shift” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to our Hero Arts store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

 

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The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code DLT15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

 

 

 

 


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Hero Arts Notes and Dates Digi Duel

Today is our monthly Digital Duel with two of our Design Team members, where we feature the digi prize for our May Challenge…it’s always interesting to see what two different designers do with the same stamp set. Today Arlene and I (Chark) are going head to head. Who will come out unscathed? We’ll have to see! En garde, mon amie!

Here’s a look at the Notes and Dates digi stamp set.

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Here’s Arlene’s card with the stamp set. She enlarged the calendar to fit the card front and then highlighted some of the sentiments. You can go to Arlene’s blog to see more details.



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Mandala Bold Prints in Gold

Hi, friends, it’s Chark here today to share my new Mandala Bold Prints stamped card. Here’s the stamp…it’s so intricate and delicate. I knew I’d have to play around with color.

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The first thing I did was drip the red and yellow Hero Arts liquid watercolors onto watercolor paper. After using some water to move the color around, I let it dry. Then I stamped this mandala and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. After that, I added Nuvo drops in different colors in certain spots.

Lastly, I added a dragonfly die cut in black. It reminded me of stained glass windows and I wanted the color to show through, so I didn’t add anything to the wings. Vellum might have worked okay, but I liked it fine like this.

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I fussy cut around the circle and another piece of cardstock to make the card…and it seems a little larger than a standard card, so I’ll have to find a square envelope for it if I’m mailing it. This would be fabulous as a gift bag decoration, because it’s large and so pretty.

I have a bunch of these stamped and embossed in different colors so I can experiment with different media. You might see it show up again in another project!

Happy Saturday!

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Please join us in this month’s “Flower Power” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to our Hero Arts store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

 

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The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code DLT15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

 

 

 

 


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April Showers Digi Duel

En garde! It’s that time again, when two team members use the same digital stamp set to create two different projects. This month, the team members are me, Chark, and Arlene and the prize for this month’s challenge is April Showers.

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Arlene has this adorable, perfect-for-spring boot card. She kept the colors all in blues, which totally matches the “miss you” sentiment. A fun but still sincere way to tell someone you wish you could see them.

  • Hero Arts digital kit April Showers at A2Z Scrapbooking
  • Little B Handwritten
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles & alphabet 2 – lower case
  • Vagabond die cut machine

On my card, I’ve used the rainbow image, along with the sun and a sentiment from the set. I wanted to use the rainbow order, so I added some black marker lines to make room for more colors on the stamp, and I think my wonky lines look okay with this whimsical rainbow. I trimmed the sun so it could peek from behind the rainbow and glued on the aptly named Sunshine Ombre Sequins after coloring with yellow-orange Tombow marker.

 

April Showers Digital Stamps

Tombow Markers

Sunshine Ombre Sequins

Thanks for stopping by, that’s it for the digital duel for this month…we’ll see you again with two DT members and the digital of the month on May 11th.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

 

Please join us in this month’s “Flower Power” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to our Hero Arts store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

 

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The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code DLT15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from within the shop.

 

 


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Dragonfly Fancy Die by Hero Arts

I am so in love with this Dragonfly Fancy Die from Hero Arts—it’s detailed but not crazy detailed so you don’t have to baby it when you die cut it from your machine, and it looks good just about every way you try.

I’ve cut it from black paper, white cardstock, glitter paper, metallic paper, vellum, sticker paper, patterned paper, watercolor paper and more. It’s so versatile and you can get a lot of uses from it. I think it’s a beautiful way to do Sympathy, Thinking of You, Birthday and Hello cards. To make this dragonfly, I die cut the insect from gold metallic paper and used acetate (dripped with alcohol inks) as the wings.

For my cards, I’ve left off the sentiment to be stamped inside later. I think the gold glitter paste with the stencil and the dragonfly is all the card front needs. It’s pretty striking on its own. I love how the acetate/alcohol inks give it a stained glass look.

For this card, I die cut the dragonfly from black paper and used some Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors dripped onto watercolor paper for the wing backing. It’s definitely a different look, but still striking in a different way. The pool card and gold stenciling is the same as the first card.

A Blog Named Hero is back! They have a new challenge up and two prizes available…the theme is Use Your Fave Hero Arts and since this Dragonfly die is now officially my fave, I’m entering the top card with the gold dragonfly in the challenge. You can join me here.

Pop over to my blog to see more dragonflies with different papers and wings on this post at Glitter in my Kitchen.

Happy Wednesday!

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

 

Please join us in this month’s “Anything Goes” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to our Hero Arts store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

 

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The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code DLT15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

 

 

 

 


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One-of-a-Kind Digi Duel

Hi, friends, today’s digi duel is brought to you by Arlene and me, Chark. On the 11th of each month, two design team members use that month’s digital prize to create cards and duel to see who uses the digi better…we fight to the death!

Well, maybe I overstate it a bit…but it IS fun to see two designers use the same kit and see what they come up with. (No design team members were injured in the making of this post.)

Here’s the One-of-a-Kind stamp set we used.

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Here’s Arlene’s take on the One-of-a-Kind digi kit (the prize for March’s Anything Goes Challenge). These cutie birds are missing you! Clean and simple, this design cleverly uses colored paper and digi stamps to make a fast no-color card that you can pop in the mail to a long-distance buddy in no time!

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My (Chark’s) card uses a sentiment and two different flower stamps included in the digi set. I tried to make the different flower stand out by making it black in a sea of pink. I added Silver Chrome marker and white highlights to the flower and added glitter gumdrops that match the pink. The dotted paper was a little scrap I had. I’m trying to organize and use those scraps!

Chark’s Supplies:

One-of-a-Kind Hero Arts digi set

•Pink card stock

Chrome marker

White Uniball pen

Glitter gumdrops

Happy Sunday!

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

 

Please join us in this month’s “Anything Goes” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to our Hero Arts store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

 

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The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code DLT15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

 

 


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Mermaids with Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors

Hi, friends, it’s Chark here today to share not one, not two, but three mermaid cards made with the new Mermaid Stamp & Cut. It’s a smaller set of stamps that comes with two dies for $14.99 and is just so much fun to color.

The first thing I did was to break out the new liquid watercolors from Hero Arts. I have the Deep Ocean, Strawberry and Dandelion colors. I saw this video from Jennifer McGuire and decided to give her technique a go. I used both watercolor paper and Bristol smooth paper.

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I watercolored a base blue on the Bristol paper and then dotted the yellow and blue paints directly onto the dried paper. I sprayed with water from above until it moved around just a little and let it air dry. That background became this card below. I used a new branch die and the Mermaid Ombre sequins to make a kind of coral reef thing for her to rest on. I used Prismacolor pencils to color all the mermaids.

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For this next card, I used watercolor paper and wet the whole paper a ton and then used the blue and yellow droppers to drop color in puddles onto the paper.  I tipped the paper and let the colors run together. After it dried, I spritzed with water and then soaked up the color. I added some Mermaid Ombre sequins and clear Nuvo drops as bubbles.

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For my last card, I used smooth Bristol paper and sprayed it with water until it was saturatedand then dropped color onto it, still using the blue and yellow. I did move the paper a little to get some variation in color (where the pigment runs a bit) but not too much. I added Diamond Stickles as bubbles on this one and added a strip of washi tape at the top.

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I still have tons of papers left to use as backgrounds or for die cutting and still have plenty of watercolor left in the bottles for using as regular watercolors if I choose.

Hop on over to the store if you’d like to try the new watercolors or this cute Mermaid Stamp and Cut set. If anything is sold out, just hit the Custom Order button and order any of the new Hero Arts products at no additional cost!

Happy Wednesday!

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

 

Please join us in this month’s “It’s a Love Thing” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to our Hero Arts store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

 

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The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code CHARK15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from within the shop.

 

 

 

 


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Masculine Card with Vintage Travel

A friend’s dad recently had a card shower for his 90th birthday—and he looks fab! I decided to make a vintage car card…love this image, it’s detailed and shaded but you can still hand-color parts of it. So I broke out the Prismacolor pencils and went to town…then I fussy cut the car.

I layered maroon cardstock with the woodgrain vellum and gold washi and gold paper for the sentiment. I die cut the vellum with a stitched rectangle die for a little extra texture. The woodgrain vellum is nice and thick for vellum, with a ton of texture and it takes color from inks well too. I’ve stenciled on top with Distress inks and it works great!

The sentiment is from the Hero Arts Birthday Messages set. It’s a great versatile stamp set and you can custom order it at no extra cost…and also get 15% off your cart of $25 or more when you use my coupon code below!

Here’s a close-up so you can see the vellum texture…yummy, huh? And it comes out the package all ready to use.

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Please join us in this month’s “New to Me” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to our Hero Arts store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

 

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The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code CHARK15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.